Carbon Pollution Rate for the Electricity Sector (All Sources)

This graph displays annual CO2 emissions from the electric power sector divided by total megawatt hours of electricity generated (including non-emitting resources, such as renewable energy and nuclear generation resources), expressed in pounds CO2 emitted per megawatt hour of electricity generated (lbs CO2 / MWh).

Hover over a data point below to view the rate of carbon pollution emitted from the electricity sector in any given year. To temporarily remove a jurisdiction from the graph, click on the jurisdiction's name in the key below.

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Source: EIA, 2018.

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50 States Comparison Scatterplot

Compare states using two sets of criteria. Hover over a state's data point to see how they compare to other states in the chosen criteria.

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